Planning a trip to Queensland


Choose from 317 QLD holiday parks

Queensland offers so much, from rainforests and beaches to bushwalking and hang-gliding. There's enough to suit any traveller, whether you prefer lounging on the sand or four-wheel driving through the trees.

To help you work out what to do first in the Queensland, check out some great editorial features from Caravan World magazine below or have a look at Turu's QLD Holiday Parks.



Travel: Touring from Cairns, Qld

Surrounded by beautiful rainforest-covered mountain and coastline, Cairns is a well-loved holiday spot. There’s accommodation to suit any budget, and prices are generally lower outside the May-October peak season.

Avoid the usual backpacker filled party spots in the centre of town and look just outside the city to the Flecker Botanic Gardens, any number of World Heritage areas, and magnificent freshwater swimming spots such as the Crystal Cascades or the Lake Placid recreation park. The reef almost goes without saying, and you can explore it via a wide range of organised tour options from snorkelling to yachts.

When driving the classic Captain Cook Highway, past the Northern Beaches towards Mossman, don’t miss out on a Mossman Gorge tour with local Kuku Yalanji guides, taking in the waterfalls and rainforest. Continuing past Mossman, you can explore the glorious Daintree and head onwards to Cooktown.

If you fancy a retreat from the muggy coast of Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands to the south west also have plenty to offer, in a cooler climate. Read the full Caravan World Feature on Touring from Cairns.

Cobbold Gorge

Cobbold Gorge, QLD

This splendid gorge, fed by local springs and hidden amongst the towering, coloured sandstone cliffs on Robin Hood Cattle Station, is a real natural wonder.

The gorge can be enjoyed very comfortably, despite the isolation and remoteness of the area. Options include walking and driving tours, and boat and helicopter rides.

The boat cruise is considered the highlight of the tour and will enable you to get up close and personal with the waterway, native fish including archerfish, sooty grunter, long Tom and perch, and the menacing but supposedly harmless freshwater crocs.

Cobbold Village, 3km from the gorge and 400km west of Cairns and Townsville, boasts accommodation options including a campground with plenty of space for tents, motorhomes and caravans. Read the full Caravan World Feature on Cobbold Gorge.



Karumba, 71km from Normanton in far North-West Queensland, is not for the faint hearted.

Rich in WWII history, Karumba was a base for the RAAF during WWII, but now you can experience thrilling crocodile cruises, as well as enjoy some top fishing, including barramundi, grunter, salmon and mud crabs.

This picturesque beach town is described as ‘outback by the sea’ by the locals, and its main attraction is its abundant natural resources including many varieties of marine life, waterbirds, crocs as well as lead and zinc.

The area is best explored by caravan, which is exactly what we did. Read the full Caravan World Feature on Karumba.